Andrzej Muzaj's picture

Grjótagjá, Iceland

One of the most photogenic caves on earth! :D It is located within very active geothermal area and since the 18th century was a popular place for natural bathing. However, since eruptions at the end of the last century, the water heated up to the temperature beyond safe. Nevertheless, it is incredibly charming with its magnificent blue water, all the fumes above the surface and the rays of light entering through the holes in the ceiling and narrow entrances.

Like most of "tourist attractions" in Iceland, it is located on a private land. If you will ever visit it (and I strongly suggest you do!), please have that in mind, respect the will and all requests of the owner, and leave no trace. BTW - ceiling could collapse any minute. Just saying. ;)

I'll gladly hear your thoughts!

Canon 5D Mark III
16 · f/11 · 8 s · ISO 100
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Chris Silvis's picture

Wow! What an amazing shot. Thx for sharing

Andrzej Muzaj's picture

Thanks Chris! Glad you liked it. :)

carolinecolemanphoto's picture

Love the use of light here - very atmospheric and mystical shot. Incredible location and brilliant photograph!

Andrzej Muzaj's picture

Thank you, Caroline! This small cave is truly a little gem. Pity it’s closed now (as I heard). It had very unique lighting conditions that worked even during harsh, noon hours. Despite the traffic (heavily touristic location) it is some kind of mystical and otherworldly. The light can do some fantastic things there, even during harsh, noon hours. I highly recommend a visit there. :)